BBA Summer Social Raises $700 for Street Outreach Team

The Burlington Business Association (BBA) is pleased to announce a successful fundraiser raised $700 for the Howard Center’s Street Outreach Team at its recent “Hang Ten” Summer Social.

The Summer Social is an annual BBA event, where guests can network with members of the Burlington business community in a fun and relaxed setting. This year’s event was surf themed, and included a unique “Hang Ten” fundraiser to benefit the Howard Center Street Outreach team. Guests who participated in the fundraiser hung their donations on a line at the event. Everyone who participated was entered in a raffle, with prizes handed out at the end of the night. This year’s raffle raised $610, with an additional $90 donation made by the BBA to bring the total raised to $700.

Established in 2000 The Howard Center Street Outreach Team assists those with mental health, substance abuse, homelessness, and unmet social service needs and coordinates services for those individuals. The team works closely with service providers in the downtown to address negative behavior and help provide better access to support for community members who need it.

This year’s event took place at The Spot on The Dock, who generously hosted the event and provided complimentary hors d’oeuvres for guests. The event’s title sponsor was Otter Creek Awnings, who was behind the design and manufacturing of The Spot on the Dock’s incredible hurricane proof awning. Party attendees were captured by photographer Alison Redlich.

The Burlington Business Association, founded in 1978, is a non-profit, non-political membership organization with over 240 business and nonprofit members. Our mission is to enhance and promote the economic vitality of Burlington, Vermont, and to assure that the City of Burlington continues as the cultural, social, political, educational and economic center of northwestern Vermont.

For the full photo album of party pics, check out our the BBA Facebook page!

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